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Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters

This web site, and the conferences, training and research products featured in it, are the products of Alphabet Media, a trade media company focused on meeting the information needs of public sector and security-related organisations in Asia Pacific and North America. Alphabet Media takes the protection of your privacy very seriously. We have a policy of never sending out unsolicited email to our public sector database.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please email Email chris.white@alphabet-media.com

What we collect, and why we collect it

In the course of our work we collect information from customers, clients and users in order to ensure effective delivery of our products and services. Most of our products require a registration or subscription to activate.

The information we collect includes (however is not limited to): name, job title, organisation name and postal address, telephone/facsimile numbers, email address, interest areas, contact preferences.

Information collected ranges from basic contact details to enable us to send you information on the products you have paid for or expressed interest in, to information on your interests and priorities, which is used to tailor our content to meet your preferences. This information is also used more generally to help us maintain the relevance and quality of our products, and to develop new ones.

Any and all personal contact details gathered are never sold on or rented to a third party. This is one of Alphabet Media’s basic operating principles: we are in the content and community-building business, not data farming.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Alphabet Media web site contains some links to other sites. Please be aware that Alphabet Media is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party sites. This privacy statement applies solely to the information collected by Alphabet Media.

Security

All of our data is stored in secure databases with a high standard of physical security and access control. The Alphabet staff with access to your data have signed confidentiality agreements forbidding them to copy, share or make use of this data for non-sanctioned purposes. Connection to this database uses step-up certificates, and individual access sessions are identified and re-verified with each transaction using a unique token created at login.

Using the internet to collect and process personal information necessarily involves the transmission of that information worldwide. As a business we will often need to share your information internally in order to deliver a service - as our staff are based in multiple offices, by using our services and communicating with us you acknowledge and agree to our processing of your personal information in this way.

When users submit credit card details over the internet, we protect it through the use of state of the art encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and the secure external provider Worldpay.

Conferences & training

The names, job titles and organisations of delegates to our conferences and training are made available to the other participants - both through the badges issued at registration, and through an attendance list made available in the meeting area next to the conference/training room.

During the conference/training you will be asked for feedback on speakers, topics and other details relating to the event. This data is collected to help our team understand how to improve the experience in future.

Following the close of the event, the names, job titles, organisation, telephone numbers and postal addresses of participants are made available for other participants, to allow for further networking and conversation. Email addresses are never supplied.

Research

As a content-centric business we have a number of ongoing research projects that seek to benchmark the maturity of public sector organisations’ financial management, enterprise technology and security capabilities. The data for this research is collected in specific surveys which are clearly identified as such. Participation in these surveys is voluntary, and the results of these surveys are made available to survey participants and other organisations. Individual survey responses are not made available to third parties.

Awards

We run a number of regional and national awards processes each year. These awards are based on nomination forms received from public sector organisations, which will contain specific information on projects undertaken. This information will not be published without additional explicit permission. The information in each nomination will be shared with the members of the Judging Panel in order to evaluate the merits of each nomination, and draw up a shortlist, and determine winners. Details of the shortlisted and winning agencies will be made publicly available in announcements during the awards process.

Journalism

As the leading publisher of content relating to government transformation, financial management and security, our journalists interview government, education, healthcare and security officials, as well as industry representatives. During the course of these interviews our journalists will respect and not publish information that is flagged as ‘off the record’.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Alphabet Media web site contains some links to other sites. Please be aware that Alphabet Media is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party sites. This privacy statement applies solely to the information collected by Alphabet Media. Where you contribute information to be posted on our web sites, this information will be publicly accessible and is not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

We like chocolate chip as much as the next company. We also use "cookies" to store and track information about you on an anonymous basis. A cookie is a small amount of data sent from the server which is stored on your PC's hard drive. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or ask your browser to show you where cookies have been set up. Certain services are only activated by the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to reject the cookie, a particular online feature may not be available to you.

Unsubscribing, Correcting, Updating or Removing Your Personal Information

If your personal information is incorrect, changes or if you no longer wish to receive information from Alphabet Media, we will endeavour to correct, update or remove your information as swiftly as possible. This can be done by emailing Email chris.white@alphabet-media.com

If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or promotional materials, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe method on the promotional piece or returning the item(s) to us with "unsubscribe" marked upon it.

Notification of Changes

Alphabet Media may update this privacy statement in future. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

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